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Larry Hama on His Return to "G.I. Joe"

Newsarama.com has spoken to writer Larry Hama about his upcoming three issue mini-series for G.I. Joe Declassified. The mini-series will chronicle the earliest days of the comic book counter-terrorist team.

"Dragon Ball Z" Manga to End in Summer 2006

The original Dragon Ball Z manga will be coming to an end this summer. The manga by Akira Toriyama is one of the most popular comics in history and was the basis for a wildly successful anime. The July 2006 issue of VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump magazine will have a special Dragon Ball Z commemorative […]

Ghibli World on Aardman Exhibit, Suzuki Interview

GhibliWorld.com has published an article on the press conference held at the opening of the Aardman Animations exhibit currently on display at the Ghibli Museum. The fan site has also posted the translation of part 2 of an interview with Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki. (via Nausicaa.net)

Animation Complete on "Tales from Earthsea"

Nausicaa.net is reporting that animation is complete on Studio Ghibli’s Tales from Earthsea. Based on the fantasy novels by Ursula K. LeGuin, the movie is directed by Goro Miyazaki. It is expected to be released in July 2006 in Japan.

Scott McCloud Announces "Making Comics" 50 State Tour

Writer, artist, and scholar Scott McCloud (Superman Adventures) has announced the “Making Comics 50 State Tour,” in conjunction with the release of his new book Making Comics. McCloud and his entire family will be traveling through all 50 states for signings, speaking engagements, and seminars along the route, which will begin in September 2006 in […]

Barbara Babbitt Named Miss Krazy Kat 2006

Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew weblog is reporting that Barbara Babbitt was named “Miss Krazy Kat” of 2006. Babbitt, the widow of animator Art Babbitt, received a tiara and sash as badges of her office, along with a lifetime supply of “9 Lives” cat food. The award was given at the ASIFA-Hollywood screening on Saturday, May […]

El Capitan to Celebrate 65th Anniversary of "Dumbo"

The El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA, will be celebrating the 65th anniversary of Disney’s Dumbo by screening the film for two weeks, beginning on May 25. Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree will be shown with Dumbo to commemorate its 40th anniversary and Pooh’s 80th birthday. The opening night festivities will include a […]

Cranium Hires Nick Exec for "Gametoons"

An article in the Los Angeles Times covers game developer Cranium, Inc.’s hiring of Nickelodeon executive Albie Hecht (free registration required). Hecht’s Worldwide Biggies, Inc. will oversee Cranium’s efforts to develop downloadable “gametoons” that will “combine mysteries and puzzles with the storytelling of animated cartoons.”

NY Times on the Origins of California Institute of the Arts

In advance of an exhibition opening at the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Times covers the MoMA web site (registration required).The article covers CalArts’ roots with Walt Disney and the achievements of its alumni list, including Tim Burton, Stephen Hillenburg, Henry Selick, and John Lasseter. “Tomorrowland: CalArts in Moving Pictures” will be on […]

Mark Evanier on Peter Beagle vs. Animated "Last Unicorn"

Writer Mark Evanier has posted an entry on his weblog pointing out a legal battle between writer Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn, and Granada International, the current holder of the rights to the much-beloved animated adaptation of Beagle’s novel. The details from Beagle’s point of view are available in full at Conlan […]

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